WELCOME TO OUR RAIN GARDEN PROJECT WEBPAGE!
During our pilot project in 2010-2011, which was funded through an EPA environmental education grant, we installed rain garden exhibits in three local schools, Kanapaha Middle, Williams and Glen Springs Elementary. The project was a great success with over 231 students participating.
Through funds from the Gainesville Clean Water Partnership, we plan to build a new garden each year. In 2012, a rain garden was constructed at Norton Elementary School. If your school would like to participate, contact Jennifer Mitchell.
Norton Elementary rain garden:
Glen Springs rain garden building event (April 26):
Before and after photos of rain garden site at Glen Springs:
Rain garden building day at Kanapaha Middle School (April 21):
Before and after photos of rain garden site at Kanapaha:
6th graders from Kanapaha Middle School at the SEEP:
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
The Gainesville Clean Water Partnership Stormwater Management page offers a comprehensive list of resources to help plan your rain garden, or you can read this rain garden manual for Central Florida.
Whether it's about rain gardens, or Low Impact Development (LID), or natural resources protection, you'll find helpful links in our RESOURCES, GREEN LIVING, and WATER RESOURCES pages.
For more information about the project, contact Jennifer Mitchell
or Eliana Bardi